A Mortician's Tale is a narrative-driven death positive video game where you play as a mortician tasked with running a funeral home—preparing the bodies of the deceased (via embalming or cremation), attending their funerals and listening to their loved ones' stories, and running the business.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (15) - 60% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (212) - 58% of the 212 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 18, 2017

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March 20

IGF Sale + Achievements Update

We’re excited to announce that A Mortician’s Tale is a finalist in this year’s Independent Games Festival Awards at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC)! We’re super honoured to be nominated for the Nuovo Award alongside so many other amazing games, and to be named as an honourable mention for the Excellence in Narrative Award! 

To celebrate, we’ll be putting A Mortician’s Tale on Sale for 35% OFF during Steam’s IGF and GDCA Sale, from March 20-22!

We’ve ALSO updated the game with Achievements on Steam. We originally didn’t include any as we didn’t feel it was appropriate given the context of the game, HOWEVER we’ve heard your feedback and know that so many of you enjoy collecting achievements, so we've decided to add 3 achievements to the game:

* “Rest in Peace” — Finish A Mortician's Tale
* “Crypt Sweeper Keeper” — Win a game of Tales from the Crypt Sweeper
* “Chatty Charlie” — Talk to every person at every funeral

Thanks again for all your support!
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October 16, 2017

A Mortician's Tale launch price + soundtrack bundle!

A Mortician's Tale will be launching this Wednesday, October 18th for $14.99 USD with a launch sale of 20% off for the first week.

We're also excited to announce that the Mortician's Tale original soundtrack, composed by Halina Heron, will also be available on October 18th for $4.99 USD through Steam.

There will be a Mortician's Tale Soundtrack Edition available for $17.99 USD, which will include both the game and its soundtrack.

We're so excited to finally launch this game on Steam and share it with you all!
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“One Of 2017's Best Games... It elicits dark feelings, but asks players to consider where those feelings came from and what makes them dark.”

“An approachable and thought-provoking meditation on life’s only certainty.”
82/100 – PC Gamer

“This is a beautiful game. It scared me. It moved me. Most of all, it made me stop what I was doing and think.”
Recommended – EuroGamer

About This Game

A Mortician's Tale is a narrative-driven death positive video game where you play as a mortician tasked with running a funeral home. Take on the role of recent funeral direction graduate Charlie as she learns the ropes of the business and industry. Prepare the bodies of the deceased (via embalming or cremation), attend their funerals and listen to their loved ones' stories, and interact with Charlie's coworkers, clients, and bosses.

A Mortician's Tale is an informative, honest, and sometimes humorous look at the current state of and the future of the western death industry.

Key Features

  • Explore the colorful world of Rose and Daughters Funeral Home — from the morgue itself to the viewing room where funerals take place
  • Prepare 8 different bodies using realistic tools and procedures involved with traditional burials and cremations
  • Talk to the deceased's loved ones, discover their stories, and learn how each of them mourns in different ways
  • Follow Charlie's journey at Rose and Daughters Funeral Home as it transitions from a family-run business to being bought and owned by a massive funeral conglomerate and beyond
  • Discover some real life truths about the current state of and future of the western funeral industry

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9c
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM

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